'I am okay': Tottenham player insists he's fine and not struggling with injury now
Their form and fitness are likely to be at the top of his list of priorities.
The South Korean’s involvement in Qatar wasn’t guaranteed after picking up a facial injury on the eve of the tournament.
Son fractured his eye socket against Marseille in Tottenham’s final Champions League group game.
He’s managed to play on at the World Cup and captain his side while wearing a protective mask.
Son couldn’t prevent the Taegeuk Warriors from being blown away by Brazil last night.
The Selecao stormed to a 4-0 lead before half-time, with Son’s club teammate Richarlison getting on the score sheet.
South Korea scored a spectacular consolation goal in the second-half, but it was too little, too late.
Son provides fitness update after South Korea exit
The 30-year-old spoke to Korean news outlet Yonhap News Agency and was asked about his injury.
“I am okay. This is nothing compared to what my players have been going through,” Son said.
Son did go down just before half-time after taking a blow to the ribs, and had to take his mask off.
Thankfully, he was fine to carry on, and played the full 90 minutes before bowing out of the competition.
Son couldn’t match South Korea legend Park Ji-sung’s record of scoring in three different World Cups.
His form hasn’t been brilliant for Spurs this season, especially in front of goal.
After sharing the Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah last season, he’s scored just three league goals this campaign.
Son providing a positive fitness update will be the most important thing for Conte.
He can now work with him training ahead of their Boxing Day clash against Brentford.
Son is still attracting interest from elsewhere, with Real Madrid closely following the South Korean.
It’s unlikely Tottenham will let one of their most important players go anywhere despite the January transfer window approaching.
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